Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Frou-Frou and Fripperies.

Today, I got creative and turned some ugly, practical items into highly impractical ones!

Before...ugly spice containers.

After...pretty spice containers! (Not sure how long those butterflies will hold out though)

This was the first coathanger I covered, and I'm not really happy with it. I need to work on the design.

But this! I wrapped the hanger in blue velvet ribbon, but it was a bit plain. I just couldn't resist the beaded "eyelash" trim. So "ooh la la"!



Blogger fairycakegirl said...

I love them sweetie!

5:42 PM  
Blogger BrocanteHome said...

Oh you and your scrumptious life. I love how creative you are!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

They are gorgeous Flossy. You manage to think up some wonderful ideas out of nothing.. I don't know how you do it?

11:33 PM  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Love the hangers! Thanks for your comment, the dishcloths are not only incredibly easy to knit, but also very long-lasting and satisfying! If you find a ball of plain cotton from either a wool shop or a craft/hardware place, using 4.5mm needles cast-on 40 stitches, and knit every row (garter stitch) they come out really well. Repeat for 45 rows, and ta-da, you have a dishcloth!

Your site is lovely, btw :-D

11:41 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Hi Flossy,
What a creative lady you are...these ideas are lovely! Inspiring to do the creative with the mundane little things in life!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Beautiful! And I love the butterfly handholds on the lids. You don't notice them at first but they're a great added touch.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I love those hangers...I have wanted to cover some myself. Have not done that yet. Also want to sew a crazypatch (with lost of embroidery)hanger that covers the shoulders of a garment.I have the pattern, but it is just waiting. inspire me to look at my closets in a different way.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

How pretty! And the cannisters turned out fabulous..I'm impressed... smile. Your must have been so pleased!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Garden girl said...

a work of art...those cannisters are stunning - ok where did you get the transfers from? or are they hand painted?

10:50 PM  

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